ECTS - - Political Economy
Compulsory Departmental Courses
ECON521 - Applied Econometrics (3 + 0) 5
Modeling linear regressions, bivariate and multivariate regression techniques and their applications, model specification problems, parameter estimation problems, nonlinear regression models, data handling problems, simultenaous equation models, restricted regression models, time series, nonstationary series and autocorrelation and panel data.
ECON551 - Analysis and Design of Algorithms for Social Sciences (3 + 0) 5
Review of algorithm analysis; divide and conquer algorithms; graphs; dynamic programming; greedy algorithms; randomized algorithms; P and NP; approximate algorithms for NP-hard problems or polynomial algorithms for subproblems of NP-hard problems; partial recursive functions; computations and undecidable problems.
ECON554 - Stochastic Process for Data Science (3 + 0) 5
Essentials of stochastic integrals and stochastic differential equations; probability distributions and heavy tails, ordering of risks, aggregate claim amount distributions, risk processes, renewal processes and random walks, Markov chains, continuous Markov models, Martingale techniques and Brownian motion, point processes, diffusion models, and applications in various subject related data science.
ECON555 - Machine Learning (3 + 0) 5
Supervised learning, unsupervised learning; learning theory; reinforcement learning and adaptive control; recent applications of machine learning, such as robotic control, data mining, autonomous navigation, bioinformatics, speech recognition, and text and web data processing and evaluation of policies and programs.
ECON556 - Introduction to Database Systems for Social Sciences (3 + 0) 5
Çeşitli tahmin tekniklerine giriş, enflasyon, büyüme veya tüketim gibi çeşitli değişkenlerin önceden tahmin edilmesi ve istatistiksel modeller kurularak bu modellerin iktisadi politika tepkilerini tahmin etmek için kullanılması; çeşitli ülkelerin veri setlerinin kullanılarak model kurma, tahmin ve politika analizi gibi konuların uygulamalı olarak gösterilmesi.
POEC612 - Public Choice (3 + 0) 5
Normative analysis of public choice, social choice theory, transition process from individual choice to collective choice, Condorcet Paradox, Arrow theorem, Black theorem, social welfare functions, positive analysis of public choice, economic analysis of political choice process.
POEC631 - Political Economy of Technology (3 + 0) 5
A brief review of history of technology; effects of technology on class and labor; impact of technology on economic growth and development in scope of the new economy; evaluation of the technology by Marxist and post Marxist view; modern Maxist approach on technology where the data depends on high technology.
POEC644 - Political Economy of Agriculture (3 + 0) 5
Political economics of agricultural transformation; agricultural regimes; power, hegemony and regime; fundamental principles; the globalization of agriculture; vertical integration and market power; developments in the retail industry; IMF standby agreements and the World Bank agricultural reform; industrial examples- tobacco, milk and meat, sugar
POEC646 - Political Economy of Financial Crises (3 + 0) 5
Overview of the history of the financial-economic crisis; the structural transformation of the world economy: from 19th to 21st century; Bretton Woods system; neoliberal globalization, financial liberalization and the asymetric development in the world economy; global imbalances in the era of globalization and the new financial architecture; theori
POEC648 - Spatial Political Economy (3 + 0) 5
Introduction and uniqueness of capitalism; why capitalism developed in England first; Germany, the US and Russia or institutionalization of phases of capitalism as a Gerschenkron; imperialism and colonialism; American Fordism and the crisis; total wars and overcoming German competition; expansion of Fordism to advanced capitalist world; modernizati